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The 2012 Disruption Index

The People, Places and Ideas That Changed Cities This Year

Story by Nate Berg

Illustration by Danni Sinisi

Published on Dec 16, 2012

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Next City’s Disruption Index delivers short profiles about the people, places and ideas that changed cities in 2012. The Index content is free to read on our Daily blog but Forefront subscribers can access a beautifully designed PDF of the full Index, along with a matrix with all the elements plotted on it. To experience the Index as a printed product, please support Next City with an end-of-year $75 donation and we’ll mail a copy to you or the recipient of your choosing.

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Nate Berg is a writer and journalist covering cities, architecture and urban planning. Nate’s work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, NPR, Wired, Metropolis, Fast Company, Dwell, Architect, the Christian Science Monitor, LA Weekly and many others. He is a former staff writer at The Atlantic Cities and was previously an assistant editor at Planetizen.